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Trend Report—Week of 1/22/2016: Walk like a Lady

With the rise of feminism, and designers like Rick Owens and Alexander Wang deconstructing the female form, androgynous dressing is definitely set to become a norm in 2016. In contrast to this shift, a very feminine shoe silhouette is prevailing as the new classic for a lady’s closet. The block heeled sandal has been replicated and reimagined by what seems like every designer on Bergdorf Goodman’s shoe floor this upcoming season and replicated by every mass market retailer. It is reminiscent of 1960’s Mod shoes, have been spotted on street style celebrities like Kiernan Shipka and Taylor Swift. Since the block heel is only about an inch and a half off the ground, they are great for the days you are mostly on your feet and need to make a good impression. These shoes are more dressed up than flats, but are less committing than a pump. When you come home from your MLK weekend retreat and the air is more frigid than you remember, these sandals look great with thick tights or tall socks.

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